O Source of all Life,
as once you looked with compassion
on the weary crowds
who seemed lost and without a shepherd,
look again upon your people
so desperately in need of renewal.
Send your spirit to blow over our dead bones
resurrect in us a surprising new life.
Blow away negative thoughts,
replace them with hopeful dreams.
Blow away critical thoughts;
replace them with affirming words.
Blow away busyness;
replace it with a desire
to take more time
for building a rich interior life.
Blow away anxiety;
replace it with trust.
Blow away indifference;
replace it with love.
O Breath of God,
transform our unconscious way of living
into a vibrant, enlivening way
of being in this world.
©Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB